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Two English translations of Villeneuve's entire story can be found in Beauty and the Beast Tales From Around the World. One English translation of Beaumont's version is also included in the anthology.


I used these resources when researching the annotations and other information for this fairy tale. Most should be available through your local library, but I have included links to the titles on Amazon.com for further reading.

Aarne, Antti A., and Stith Thompson. The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 196l. Revised 1964. 2nd revision, Helsinki: Soumalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1981.

Altman, Anna E. and Gail de Vos. Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2001.

Anderson, Graham. Fairytale in the Ancient World. London: Routledge, 2000.

Ashliman, D. L.  A Guide to Folktales in the English Language.New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Ashliman, D. L.  The Grimm Brothers' Children's and Household Tales (Fairy Tales).
URL: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.html.
Accessed on 10 December 1998.

Azzolina, David S. Tale Type- and Motif-Indexes: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub., 1987.

Basile, Giambattista. Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, or, Entertainment for Little Ones. Nancy Canepa, translator and editor. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2007.

Bernheimer, Kate.  Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Women Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales.  New York: Anchor Books, 1998.

Bettelheim, Bruno.  The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales.  New York: Vintage Books, 1975.

Briggs, Katherine M., ed. A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970, 1971.

Bushnaq, Inea, trans. Arab Folktales. New York: Pantheon, 1986.

Canepa, Nancy. From Court to Forest : Giambattista Basile's Lo Cunto De Li Cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1999.

Canepa, Nancy. Out of the Woods : The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1997.

Cashdan, Sheldon. The Witch Must Die. New York: Basic, 1999.

Cavicchioli, Sonia. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche: An Illustrated History. New York: George Braziller, 2002.

Chevalier, Jean and Alain Gheerbrant. A Dictionary of Symbols, Second Edition. Translated by John Buchanan-Brown. New York: Penguin Books, 1982.

Clouston, William Alexander. Popular Tales and Fictions. Christine Goldberg, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2002.

Cox, Marian Roalfe. Cinderella: Three Hundred and Forty-five Variants of Cinderella, Catskin, and Cap O' Rushes, abstracted and tabulated. London: David Nutt for the Folklore Society, 1893.

Crane, Thomas. Italian Popular Tales. New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1885.

de Vos, Gail and Anna E. Altmann. New Tales for Old: Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.

Einfield, Jann, ed. Fairy Tales. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.

El-Shamy, Hasan M. Types of the Folktale in the Arab World: A Demographically Oriented Tale-Type Index. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004.

Garry, Jane, and Hassan El-Shamy, editors. Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

Griswold, Jerry. The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast: A Handbook. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2004.

Haase, Donald, editor. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Hansen, Terrence Leslie. The Types of the Folktale in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Spanish South America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1957.

Harries, Elizabeth Wanning. Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale. Princeton: Princeton University, 2001.

Hearne, Betsy. Beauties and Beasts: The Oryx Multicultural Folktale Series. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1993.

Hearne, Betsy. Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1989.

Hodne, Ørnulf. The Types of the Norwegian Folktale. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1984.

Internet Movie Database.
URL: http://www.imdb.com.
Accessed on 8 May 2003.

Lang, Andrew, ed. "Beauty and the Beast." The Blue Fairy Book. New York: Dover, 1965. (Original published 1889.)

Leach, Maria.  Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore Mythology and Legend.  New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1949.

Leavy, Barbara Fass. In Search of the Swan Maiden. New York: New York University Press, 1994.

Marzolph, Ulrich, and Richard van Leeuwen. The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Mathers, Powys, editor. The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, Vol. 4. J. C. Mardrus, translator. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Mintz, Thomas. "The Meaning of the Rose in 'Beauty and the Beast.'" The Pscyhoanalytic Review. Vol. 56, no. 4. 1969-70. 615-620.

Murphy, Bruce, ed.  Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, Fourth Edition.  New York: Harper Collins, 1996.

The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, 1990 Edition.  New York: Lexicon Publications, 1990.

Olderr, Steven. Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1986.

Opie, Iona and Peter. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Peck, Russell. The Cinderella Bibliography. Last Update on November 23, 2011. Nov. 2012. <www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cinder/cinintr.htm>

Propp, Vladimir. Morphology of the Folktale. Austin: University of Texas, 1968.

Robe, Stanley L. Index of Mexican Folktales, Including Narrative Texts from Mexico, Central America, and the Hispanic United States. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

Roberts, Warren E. The Tale of the Kind and the Unkind Girls. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1958.

Straparola, Giovanni Francesco. The Pleasant Nights. 2 Volumes. Donald Beecher, editor. W. G. Waters, translator. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

Swahn, Jan-Ojvind. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche. Lund: Gleerup, 1955.

Tatar, Maria M. The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.

Tatar, Maria M., ed. The Classic Fairy Tales. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

Tatar, Maria M. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales. Princeton: Princeton University, 1987.

Thompson, Stith. The Folktale. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1946.

Thompson, Stith. Motif Index of Folk Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folk Tales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends. 6 vols. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1966.

Tolkien, J. R. R. "On Fairy Stories." Tree and Leaf. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

Uther, Hans-Jorg. The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography, Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 2004.

Warner, Marina.  From Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers.  London: Chatto & Windus, 1994.

Yolen, Jane. Touch Magic. Little Rock: August House, 2000.

Zipes, Jack.  Beauties, Beasts and Enchantments: Classic French Fairy Tales. New York: New American Library, 1989.

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001.

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Oxford: Oxford University, 2000.

Zipes, Jack, ed. When Dreams Come True. London: Routledge, 1998.


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Beauty and the Beast Tales From Around the World by Heidi Anne Heiner

Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale by Betsy Hearne

The Tale of Cupid and Psyche by Jan Ojvind Swahn

The Tale of Cupid and Psyche: An Illustrated History by Sonia Cavicchioli

The Meanings of "Beauty & The Beast" A Handbook by Jerry Griswold

The Types of International Folktales: A Classification and Bibliography, Based on the System of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson by Hans-Jorg Uther

Beauties, Beasts and Enchantments: Classic French Fairy Tales edited by Jack Zipes

From the Beast to the Blonde by Marina Warner

Beauties and Beasts by Betsy Hearne

The Classic Fairy Tales by Iona and Peter Opie

New Tales for Old by Gail de Vos

Tales, Then and Now by Altman and  de Vos

The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim

Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales by Jack Zipes

The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar

Fairy Tales in the Ancient World by Anderson

The Folktale by Stith Thompson

Great Fairy Tale Tradition by Jack Zipes

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